Friday, November 27, 2015

LAW & ORDER: Don't Commit Arson - Even If Your Mayor Gives "Room to Destroy"

It's not often that we don't have a riot over some alleged injustice here in Baltimore, but when we don't, it's because some kid set a business ablaze and law-abiding citizens are nodding their heads in approval as the hand of justice makes an example of him.

Words of advice: Don't commit arson - even if your mayor gives you "room to destroy."

I realize I'm about a week late in blogging, but I just have to share one good thing I've seen come from the rioting in Baltimore that has tarnished this town for probably the next twenty years far beyond it's previously-glowing charm (that's sarcasm). I give you the guilty conviction and subsequent sentencing of Raymon Carter, 24, of Baltimore, to four years in prison, along with an order to pay restitution of $500,000 (yeah, that last part will never happen, but it feels good to read).

The story here:

Because, when you're p*ssed off that cops keep killing people, go to your friendly neighborhood CVS, find the pharmaceutical section, and LIGHT THAT SH*T ABLAZE! That's how ya stick it to The Man!

Well, looks like the man stuck it right back.

How'd they get him?

Well, aside from the surveillance cameras everywhere that filmed him, it was the good neighbors who (following an offer of a reward) identified him, hence paving the way for him to be brought to justice.

Money or no money, I'm glad the good people of the community did the right thing and cooperated with local law enforcement in bringing the culprit to justice, regardless of the incentive.

Speaking of incentives, the following from the above-linked article:

"Officials continue to investigate this and other arsons that happened on April 27, 2015. Anyone with information is urged to call the ATF hotline, 1-888-ATF-FIRE1-888-ATF-FIRE FREE (1-888-283-34731-888-283-3473 FREE). A reward of up to $10,000 is still being offered by the ATF for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individual responsible for these incidents."

Cheers to justice being served, ladies & gents.

Senseless destruction is not the way to stick it to The Man.